pediatric dermatology

Baby boy bleeds into neck hemangiomaA 4-month-old boy presents with sudden onset of a massive hematoma on the right side of his neck and bruising on his legs. At age 2 weeks, he was noted to have developed 4 superficial infantile hemangiomas on his scalp and mid-back, as well as a 1-cm subcutaneous mass on the right side of his neck. All the lesions continued to grow, and he was started on oral propranolol at age 3 months. Although the superficial red plaques on his scalp and back stopped growing, the lesion on his neck continued to grow slowly.
From new vaccines to the advent of new neurotoxinsPhysicians weigh in expectations for new developments within all facets of dermatology from pediatric dermatology to dermatopathology.
The February issue of Dermatology Times
The February issue of Dermatology TimesIn this issue of Dermatology Times, we feature pediatric dermatology research, beginning with advances in junctional epidermolysis bullosa that led to the development of new skin for one young patient.
Probiotics may improve pediatric AD symptomsA daily capsule of a cocktail of probiotics may reduce both the severity symptoms in moderate atopic dermatitis and the need for topical corticosteroids to treat symptom flare ups in children.
EB’s great hopePediatricians respond to the first successful gene therapy treatment for epidermolysis bullosa.
AD therapy linked to ADHDAll children, but healthy controls, had a higher likelihood of behavioral issues. ADHD symptoms of attention, hyperactivity and impulse control, were higher in AD children. Quality of life lower in affected children.
Widespread morphea treatment disparities signal need for guidelinesA survey of pediatric dermatologists and rheumatologists reveals wide variation in how patients with pediatric morphea are treated.
New violaceous nodules in a neonateFollowing an uncomplicated pregnancy, labor, and delivery, a healthy 13-day-old girl presents for evaluation with a 2-day history of firm, violaceous nodules on her mid-upper back and right arm just above the axilla.
Pediatric dermatology updatesIn this article, Drs. Lawrence Eichenfield and Jessica Sprague review some of the most significant findings and developments in pediatric dermatology from the last year beginning with the availability of biologic agents for pediatric psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.
Natural resolution molluscum contagiosum infection may be bestEvidence does not support use of common treatments for molluscum contagiosum infections. Natural resolution may be best.